RAW: Gov. Brewer responds to Obama's 'outrageous' immigration policy change

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azfamily.com

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 15 at 2:03 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says President Barack Obama's immigration policy change represents a "pre-emptive strike" aimed at an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could uphold parts of the state's immigration enforcement law.

Brewer reacted Friday to Obama's announcement of a new policy allowing some younger illegal immigrants to remain in the United States.

Brewer says the change muddies the waters for implementing the Arizona immigration enforcement law because people covered by the new federal policy can get new documentation.

The Republican governor also says the change means that hundreds of thousands of people will be eligible for work permits and compete with Americans and legal immigrants for jobs.
 

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